Winter Break Activity Guide 2019-2020

Kalamazoo will be jam-packed with winter break fun in late December.

Most area schools start winter break officially on December 21 and return to school on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Winter Break Activities for Families near Kalamazoo

Christmas Break is Snow-Packed Full of FUN

It doesn’t get better than having time off to relax, enjoy time with family, and bask in one of the most enchanting seasons of the year, no matter which holiday you celebrate.

However, as the school hiatus progresses, the kids develop a strong case of cabin fever and you are fresh out of ideas. Where to take the kids sledding or tubing? Where can you find indoor activities when you need a snow break?

We have done the research so you don’t have to: this guide includes 30+ boredom-smashing activities to entertain and engage families in Kalamazoo over winter break.

Winter Fun - Kids in a sled pulled by Grandma - Kalamazoo

Museums, day trips, sightseeing, restaurants, and outdoor adventures are all options for awesome and FREE events that you’ll want to explore with the family.

We’ve also covered staycation ideas as well as a day-by-day planner of all things fun in Kalamazoo.

Note: please verify the dates and times of your activity before you go, as venues may change their schedules. Also, note some outdoor activities may be cancelled due to weather.

Get Your Game On with Sports and Physical Activities

Whether a spectator or a participant, winter break in Kalamazoo offers a number of athletic events and activities for families to enjoy.

Ice skate with the big man in the red suit. Join the Santa skate at Millenium Park on December 21.

Build an epic snow fort in the backyard with these tips.

Take in a hockey game with the Kalamazoo Wings with home games on December 20, 27, 28 and 31.

Kids climbing the walls at home? Take them out to Climb Kalamazoo for some real walls to climb.

Explore your Creative Side with Museums and Art

Kalamazoo is home to some fantastic museums with hands-on learning, interactive exhibits and special events for winter break. Families can visit these local gems and further express their creativity through arts and crafts.

Air Zoo

Fly high at the Air Zoo!

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This Holiday break combat the cabin fever, get out of the cold and join the fun at the Air Zoo during our DeNooyer Winter Break Family Fun Days!

December 26-27 and January 2-3, 11am- 3pm, there will be FREE special activities for the family included with admission:

  • Themed crafts and games
  • Special Guest Visitors
  • Interactive demonstrations

Want to celebrate the beginning of 2020 but can’t stay up until midnight? Celebrate New Year’s Eve early on Dec. 31st with a Countdown to Noon balloon drop, face painting and take-home party hats and noise makers. The fun starts at 11 am and goes until 3 pm and is free with admission. Check airzoo.org for more info!

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Hand pour your own custom candle with Kalamazoo Candle Company’s Kids Day Out.

Drop in at Art Bayou and paint pottery– no appointment necessary.

No hats or mittens required to build these snowman crafts.

Follow the yellow brick road to the Wizard of Oz at the Ostego Library. This annual event raises money for the Rise and Shine Early Literacy Center.

  Solve puzzles as a family at Kalamazoo Valley Museum’s Mindbender Mansion exhibit. Get your free tickets and prepare to be dazzled by magic with John Dudley on January 2.

Boy at KVM exhibit - Winter Break Activities Kalamazoo

Let it Snow (indoors) at the KVM planetarium. All ages will enjoy watching holiday music come to life on the dome.

Visit the Air Zoo for the DeNooyer Winter Break Family Fun Days. Each day features different themed activities:

  • Thursday, December 26: Play in the Snow
  • Friday, December 27: Moon Landings
  • Tuesday, December 31: Countdown to Noon
  • Thursday, January 2: Super Steam
  • Friday, January 3: Rockin’ Rockets

Learn about social justice through the KIA’s Resilience exhibition of work from African American artists.

Grab your Binoculars: Nature & Sightseeing

Winter provides a beautiful backdrop for a mini excursion. Whether you are looking for shimmering lights, a trip around downtown, or a new place to explore, there’s no shortage of places to see near Kalamazoo.

Travel like a tourist in Downtown Kalamazoo with the Holly Jolley Trolley through December 31.

Head out to one of the Lake Michigan beaches to see beautiful ice formations on the piers.

Experience one mile of Christmas lights as you drive Marshall’s Merry Mile through December 30.

Learn about winter animals at the Kalamazoo Nature Center’s Winter Discovery Program. Also, on January 4 the KNC is partnering with Fanfare, to offer a Nature-themed Board Game event – fun for all ages.

Take a drive down Christmas Card Lane to see over 40 oversized Christmas cards in the Westwood neighborhood.

Take a stroll through Portage City Center (near the library) to visit the illuminated statues and trees.

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Try a New Recipe or Restaurant

Expand your culinary horizons with these favorite, local eateries and fun winter-themed food:

Try a fun winter snack that is easy for the kids to make, a pretzel snowmen.

Enjoy decadent chocolate at Cherri’s Chocol’art downtown. Each piece is a mini-masterpiece!

Eat breakfast somewhere new: dine upstairs at Rykse & Co or stop by another of our readers’ favorite breakfast spots.

Need gluten or dairy free eating? You can still enjoy a night out with our favorite allergy friendly restaurants.

Let the kids create their own unique beverages with a hot cocoa bar.

Fridge stuffed from Christmas meals? Try these ideas to transform your leftovers into new dishes.

Take a Short Road Trip

While there is plenty to do in Kalamazoo, more adventure awaits within a short drive. Pack up the kids and explore more activities in the mitten:

Experience the joy of Christmas Traditions Around the World at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

Drive through the Christmas Lite Show in Comstock Park.

Head west to St. Joe and stroll through over one million twinkling lights at Light Up the Bluff.

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Plan a trip to Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village, December 26 – 28 to enjoy Santa and his reindeer, ice skating, carolers, artisan demonstrations, crafts, cooking demonstrations, and beautiful decorations. The night concludes with fireworks.

Head east to visit Peppa Pig, Legoland and SeaLife Aquarium in Auburn Hills.

“Swimming” and “winter” can go together: hit the pools with one of these indoor water parks within Michigan.

Need somewhere fun AND warm? Consider one of these Indoor Play Places Outside of Kalamazoo.

Our Day by Day List for Winter Break Events

Looking for something to do on a specific day of winter break? Use this calendar of winter break events to find your fun.

Monday December 23, 2019

Curious Kids’ Museum Winter Break: Beneath the Sea!

Date: Mon 12/23/2019
Location:Curious Kids’ Museum – 415 Lake Boulevard Saint JosephThe ocean is one of the final frontiers of exploration -we have only explored about 5% of it! Grab a diving mask or hop aboard the CKM submarine as we explore the depths of the deep blue ocean. Take a close up look at the coral reefs and learn how [...] Time:12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holiday Open Skate at Lawson Ice Arena

Date: Mon 12/23/2019
Location:Lawson Ice Arena – 2009 Howard St KalamazooOpen Skate sessions are great opportunities for you to relax, exercise and socialize. Weekend skates are great fun for family and friends! Due to our limited open skate times, call our 24 hour number (269) 387-3046 for updated times, dates or cancellations. All children aged 12 and under must be [...] Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Holiday Open Swim at WMU's Gabel Natatorium

Date: Mon 12/23/2019
Location:Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium – Western Michigan University KalamazooWestern Michigan University's Gabel Natatorium opens its pool to both the WMU and Kalamazoo community during the weekend. Open swim includes: The Wibit—42' x 6' inflatable obstacle course. Please note: Participants can wear lifejackets if needed but parents must go through course with their child if they are wearing a life-jacket. Pool toys—beach [...] Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday December 26, 2019

Air Zoo Winter Break Family Fun Days

Date: Thu 12/26/2019
Location:Air Zoo – 6151 Portage Rd PortageGet out of the cold and join the fun at the Air Zoo during our DeNooyer Winter Break Family Fun Days! Thursdays and Fridays during winter break, there will be special activities for the family. Newly sponsored by DeNooyer Cheverolet and Your West Michigan Chevy Dealers; free with purchase of [...] Time:11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Curious Kids’ Museum Winter Break: Beneath the Sea!

Date: Thu 12/26/2019
Location:Curious Kids’ Museum – 415 Lake Boulevard Saint JosephThe ocean is one of the final frontiers of exploration -we have only explored about 5% of it! Grab a diving mask or hop aboard the CKM submarine as we explore the depths of the deep blue ocean. Take a close up look at the coral reefs and learn how [...] Time:12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holiday Open Skate at Lawson Ice Arena

Date: Thu 12/26/2019
Location:Lawson Ice Arena – 2009 Howard St KalamazooOpen Skate sessions are great opportunities for you to relax, exercise and socialize. Weekend skates are great fun for family and friends! Due to our limited open skate times, call our 24 hour number (269) 387-3046 for updated times, dates or cancellations. All children aged 12 and under must be [...] Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ice Bumper Cars at the Garden Ice Arena

Date: Thu 12/26/2019
Location:The Garden Ice Arena – ​1626 W. Glenlord Rd. St. JosephJoin us for our Ice Bumper cars during the fall and winter on special weekend times open to the public.  Check our rink calendar or Facebook page to find out when our next rides will be.  We typically use 1/3 of the ice for bumper cars and 2/3 for public [...] Time:12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holiday Open Swim at WMU's Gabel Natatorium

Date: Thu 12/26/2019
Location:Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium – Western Michigan University KalamazooWestern Michigan University's Gabel Natatorium opens its pool to both the WMU and Kalamazoo community during the weekend. Open swim includes: The Wibit—42' x 6' inflatable obstacle course. Please note: Participants can wear lifejackets if needed but parents must go through course with their child if they are wearing a life-jacket. Pool toys—beach [...] Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday December 27, 2019

Air Zoo Winter Break Family Fun Days

Date: Fri 12/27/2019
Location:Air Zoo – 6151 Portage Rd PortageGet out of the cold and join the fun at the Air Zoo during our DeNooyer Winter Break Family Fun Days! Thursdays and Fridays during winter break, there will be special activities for the family. Newly sponsored by DeNooyer Cheverolet and Your West Michigan Chevy Dealers; free with purchase of [...] Time:11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Benjammin

Date: Fri 12/27/2019
Location:Kalamazoo Valley Museum – 230 North Rose Street KalamazooSing, dance, and play instruments in this interactive concert for the whole family Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Curious Kids’ Museum Winter Break: Beneath the Sea!

Date: Fri 12/27/2019
Location:Curious Kids’ Museum – 415 Lake Boulevard Saint JosephThe ocean is one of the final frontiers of exploration -we have only explored about 5% of it! Grab a diving mask or hop aboard the CKM submarine as we explore the depths of the deep blue ocean. Take a close up look at the coral reefs and learn how [...] Time:12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holiday Open Skate at Lawson Ice Arena

Date: Fri 12/27/2019
Location:Lawson Ice Arena – 2009 Howard St KalamazooOpen Skate sessions are great opportunities for you to relax, exercise and socialize. Weekend skates are great fun for family and friends! Due to our limited open skate times, call our 24 hour number (269) 387-3046 for updated times, dates or cancellations. All children aged 12 and under must be [...] Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Holiday Open Swim at WMU's Gabel Natatorium

Date: Fri 12/27/2019
Location:Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium – Western Michigan University KalamazooWestern Michigan University's Gabel Natatorium opens its pool to both the WMU and Kalamazoo community during the weekend. Open swim includes: The Wibit—42' x 6' inflatable obstacle course. Please note: Participants can wear lifejackets if needed but parents must go through course with their child if they are wearing a life-jacket. Pool toys—beach [...] Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Video Game Tournament at Ransom District Library

Date: Fri 12/27/2019
Location:Ransom District Library – 180 S Sherwood Ave Plainwell This will be a Mario Kart tournament on the Wii—race it old school! Snacks and drinks will be provided (and prizes, too.) Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Maranda's Free Skate 4 Kids

Date: Fri 12/27/2019
Location:The Rink Battle Creek – 75 Houston Rd Battle CreekMaranda's Free Skate for Kids is back for a winter of fun! Kids 17 and under can skate for free every Friday at The Rink in Battle Creek from 4:30 - 6:30pm thanks to the Battle Creek Community Foundation! Milk Means More and Biggby will be providing free hot cocoa. [...] Time:4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Ice Bumper Cars at the Garden Ice Arena

Date: Fri 12/27/2019
Location:The Garden Ice Arena – ​1626 W. Glenlord Rd. St. JosephJoin us for our Ice Bumper cars during the fall and winter on special weekend times open to the public.  Check our rink calendar or Facebook page to find out when our next rides will be.  We typically use 1/3 of the ice for bumper cars and 2/3 for public [...] Time:5:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Saturday December 28, 2019

Curious Kids’ Museum Winter Break: Beneath the Sea!

Date: Sat 12/28/2019
Location:Curious Kids’ Museum – 415 Lake Boulevard Saint JosephThe ocean is one of the final frontiers of exploration -we have only explored about 5% of it! Grab a diving mask or hop aboard the CKM submarine as we explore the depths of the deep blue ocean. Take a close up look at the coral reefs and learn how [...] Time:12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holiday Open Skate at Lawson Ice Arena

Date: Sat 12/28/2019
Location:Lawson Ice Arena – 2009 Howard St KalamazooOpen Skate sessions are great opportunities for you to relax, exercise and socialize. Weekend skates are great fun for family and friends! Due to our limited open skate times, call our 24 hour number (269) 387-3046 for updated times, dates or cancellations. All children aged 12 and under must be [...] Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Holiday Open Swim at WMU's Gabel Natatorium

Date: Sat 12/28/2019
Location:Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium – Western Michigan University KalamazooWestern Michigan University's Gabel Natatorium opens its pool to both the WMU and Kalamazoo community during the weekend. Open swim includes: The Wibit—42' x 6' inflatable obstacle course. Please note: Participants can wear lifejackets if needed but parents must go through course with their child if they are wearing a life-jacket. Pool toys—beach [...] Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday December 29, 2019

Curious Kids’ Museum Winter Break: Beneath the Sea!

Date: Sun 12/29/2019
Location:Curious Kids’ Museum – 415 Lake Boulevard Saint JosephThe ocean is one of the final frontiers of exploration -we have only explored about 5% of it! Grab a diving mask or hop aboard the CKM submarine as we explore the depths of the deep blue ocean. Take a close up look at the coral reefs and learn how [...] Time:12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holiday Open Skate at Lawson Ice Arena

Date: Sun 12/29/2019
Location:Lawson Ice Arena – 2009 Howard St KalamazooOpen Skate sessions are great opportunities for you to relax, exercise and socialize. Weekend skates are great fun for family and friends! Due to our limited open skate times, call our 24 hour number (269) 387-3046 for updated times, dates or cancellations. All children aged 12 and under must be [...] Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Holiday Open Swim at WMU's Gabel Natatorium

Date: Sun 12/29/2019
Location:Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium – Western Michigan University KalamazooWestern Michigan University's Gabel Natatorium opens its pool to both the WMU and Kalamazoo community during the weekend. Open swim includes: The Wibit—42' x 6' inflatable obstacle course. Please note: Participants can wear lifejackets if needed but parents must go through course with their child if they are wearing a life-jacket. Pool toys—beach [...] Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monday December 30, 2019

Winter Discovery Programs

Date: Mon 12/30/2019
Location:Kalamazoo Nature Center – 7000 North Westnedge Ave KalamazooCelebrate winter with different programs and activities each day! A naturalist will be on hand to encourage exploration and assist with the fun. A children’s program will take place each day at 11 am and a program for all ages at 2 pm. Included in regular KNC admission. Admission $7/adult, [...] Time:11:00 am

Curious Kids’ Museum Winter Break: Beneath the Sea!

Date: Mon 12/30/2019
Location:Curious Kids’ Museum – 415 Lake Boulevard Saint JosephThe ocean is one of the final frontiers of exploration -we have only explored about 5% of it! Grab a diving mask or hop aboard the CKM submarine as we explore the depths of the deep blue ocean. Take a close up look at the coral reefs and learn how [...] Time:12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holiday Open Skate at Lawson Ice Arena

Date: Mon 12/30/2019
Location:Lawson Ice Arena – 2009 Howard St KalamazooOpen Skate sessions are great opportunities for you to relax, exercise and socialize. Weekend skates are great fun for family and friends! Due to our limited open skate times, call our 24 hour number (269) 387-3046 for updated times, dates or cancellations. All children aged 12 and under must be [...] Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lego Contest

Date: Mon 12/30/2019
Location:Ransom District Library – 180 S Sherwood Ave Plainwell The new library is under construction; this is your chance to imagine what it will look like. Build your best version of a new library; three lucky winners will go home with prizes. Time:1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Holiday Open Swim at WMU's Gabel Natatorium

Date: Mon 12/30/2019
Location:Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium – Western Michigan University KalamazooWestern Michigan University's Gabel Natatorium opens its pool to both the WMU and Kalamazoo community during the weekend. Open swim includes: The Wibit—42' x 6' inflatable obstacle course. Please note: Participants can wear lifejackets if needed but parents must go through course with their child if they are wearing a life-jacket. Pool toys—beach [...] Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday December 31, 2019

Winter Discovery Programs

Date: Tue 12/31/2019
Location:Kalamazoo Nature Center – 7000 North Westnedge Ave KalamazooCelebrate winter with different programs and activities each day! A naturalist will be on hand to encourage exploration and assist with the fun. A children’s program will take place each day at 11 am and a program for all ages at 2 pm. Included in regular KNC admission. Admission $7/adult, [...] Time:11:00 am

Curious Kids’ Museum Winter Break: Beneath the Sea!

Date: Tue 12/31/2019
Location:Curious Kids’ Museum – 415 Lake Boulevard Saint JosephThe ocean is one of the final frontiers of exploration -we have only explored about 5% of it! Grab a diving mask or hop aboard the CKM submarine as we explore the depths of the deep blue ocean. Take a close up look at the coral reefs and learn how [...] Time:12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday January 2, 2020

Air Zoo Winter Break Family Fun Days

Date: Thu 01/02/2020
Location:Air Zoo – 6151 Portage Rd PortageGet out of the cold and join the fun at the Air Zoo during our DeNooyer Winter Break Family Fun Days! Thursdays and Fridays during winter break, there will be special activities for the family. Newly sponsored by DeNooyer Cheverolet and Your West Michigan Chevy Dealers; free with purchase of [...] Time:11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winter Discovery Programs

Date: Thu 01/02/2020
Location:Kalamazoo Nature Center – 7000 North Westnedge Ave KalamazooCelebrate winter with different programs and activities each day! A naturalist will be on hand to encourage exploration and assist with the fun. A children’s program will take place each day at 11 am and a program for all ages at 2 pm. Included in regular KNC admission. Admission $7/adult, [...] Time:11:00 am

Curious Kids’ Museum Winter Break: Beneath the Sea!

Date: Thu 01/02/2020
Location:Curious Kids’ Museum – 415 Lake Boulevard Saint JosephThe ocean is one of the final frontiers of exploration -we have only explored about 5% of it! Grab a diving mask or hop aboard the CKM submarine as we explore the depths of the deep blue ocean. Take a close up look at the coral reefs and learn how [...] Time:12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holiday Open Skate at Lawson Ice Arena

Date: Thu 01/02/2020
Location:Lawson Ice Arena – 2009 Howard St KalamazooOpen Skate sessions are great opportunities for you to relax, exercise and socialize. Weekend skates are great fun for family and friends! Due to our limited open skate times, call our 24 hour number (269) 387-3046 for updated times, dates or cancellations. All children aged 12 and under must be [...] Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ice Bumper Cars at the Garden Ice Arena

Date: Thu 01/02/2020
Location:The Garden Ice Arena – ​1626 W. Glenlord Rd. St. JosephJoin us for our Ice Bumper cars during the fall and winter on special weekend times open to the public.  Check our rink calendar or Facebook page to find out when our next rides will be.  We typically use 1/3 of the ice for bumper cars and 2/3 for public [...] Time:12:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Holiday Open Swim at WMU's Gabel Natatorium

Date: Thu 01/02/2020
Location:Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium – Western Michigan University KalamazooWestern Michigan University's Gabel Natatorium opens its pool to both the WMU and Kalamazoo community during the weekend. Open swim includes: The Wibit—42' x 6' inflatable obstacle course. Please note: Participants can wear lifejackets if needed but parents must go through course with their child if they are wearing a life-jacket. Pool toys—beach [...] Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday January 3, 2020

Winter Break Drop-In

Date: Fri 01/03/2020
Location:Portage District Library – 300 Library Lane PortageVisit the youth area for drop-in activities over break. Activities may include coloring, building, crafts, and more. Activities are designed for elementary-aged children, and adults are requested to remain with children. Time:10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Air Zoo Winter Break Family Fun Days

Date: Fri 01/03/2020
Location:Air Zoo – 6151 Portage Rd PortageGet out of the cold and join the fun at the Air Zoo during our DeNooyer Winter Break Family Fun Days! Thursdays and Fridays during winter break, there will be special activities for the family. Newly sponsored by DeNooyer Cheverolet and Your West Michigan Chevy Dealers; free with purchase of [...] Time:11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winter Discovery Programs

Date: Fri 01/03/2020
Location:Kalamazoo Nature Center – 7000 North Westnedge Ave KalamazooCelebrate winter with different programs and activities each day! A naturalist will be on hand to encourage exploration and assist with the fun. A children’s program will take place each day at 11 am and a program for all ages at 2 pm. Included in regular KNC admission. Admission $7/adult, [...] Time:11:00 am

Curious Kids’ Museum Winter Break: Beneath the Sea!

Date: Fri 01/03/2020
Location:Curious Kids’ Museum – 415 Lake Boulevard Saint JosephThe ocean is one of the final frontiers of exploration -we have only explored about 5% of it! Grab a diving mask or hop aboard the CKM submarine as we explore the depths of the deep blue ocean. Take a close up look at the coral reefs and learn how [...] Time:12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Holiday Open Skate at Lawson Ice Arena

Date: Fri 01/03/2020
Location:Lawson Ice Arena – 2009 Howard St KalamazooOpen Skate sessions are great opportunities for you to relax, exercise and socialize. Weekend skates are great fun for family and friends! Due to our limited open skate times, call our 24 hour number (269) 387-3046 for updated times, dates or cancellations. All children aged 12 and under must be [...] Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Holiday Minute to Win It

Date: Fri 01/03/2020
Location:Ransom District Library – 180 S Sherwood Ave Plainwell If you’re old enough to go to school, you’re old enough to play! Take part in a bunch of goofy competitions at the highest rate of speed you can muster! Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holiday Open Swim at WMU's Gabel Natatorium

Date: Fri 01/03/2020
Location:Lawson Ice Arena and Gabel Natatorium – Western Michigan University KalamazooWestern Michigan University's Gabel Natatorium opens its pool to both the WMU and Kalamazoo community during the weekend. Open swim includes: The Wibit—42' x 6' inflatable obstacle course. Please note: Participants can wear lifejackets if needed but parents must go through course with their child if they are wearing a life-jacket. Pool toys—beach [...] Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Maranda's Free Skate 4 Kids

Date: Fri 01/03/2020
Location:The Rink Battle Creek – 75 Houston Rd Battle CreekMaranda's Free Skate for Kids is back for a winter of fun! Kids 17 and under can skate for free every Friday at The Rink in Battle Creek from 4:30 - 6:30pm thanks to the Battle Creek Community Foundation! Milk Means More and Biggby will be providing free hot cocoa. [...] Time:4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Ice Bumper Cars at the Garden Ice Arena

Date: Fri 01/03/2020
Location:The Garden Ice Arena – ​1626 W. Glenlord Rd. St. JosephJoin us for our Ice Bumper cars during the fall and winter on special weekend times open to the public.  Check our rink calendar or Facebook page to find out when our next rides will be.  We typically use 1/3 of the ice for bumper cars and 2/3 for public [...] Time:5:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Saturday January 4, 2020

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Mini Hockey Game - Plainwell

Date: Sat 01/04/2020
Location:Home Depot- Plainwell/Otsego – 1227 M-89 PlainwellFace off with fun in this Mini Hockey Game Workshop. Kids develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. With help from parents and Store Associates, your child will create and own their own game. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all [...] Time:9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Mini Hockey Game - Portage

Date: Sat 01/04/2020
Location:Home Depot- Portage – 6685 S Westnedge Ave PortageFace off with fun in this Mini Hockey Game Workshop. Kids develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. With help from parents and Store Associates, your child will create and own their own game. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all [...] Time:9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Mini Hockey Game - Three Rivers

Date: Sat 01/04/2020
Location:Home Depot- Three Rivers – 1301 S Us Highway 131 Three RiversFace off with fun in this Mini Hockey Game Workshop. Kids develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. With help from parents and Store Associates, your child will create and own their own game. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all [...] Time:9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Curious Kids’ Museum Winter Break: Beneath the Sea!

Date: Sat 01/04/2020
Location:Curious Kids’ Museum – 415 Lake Boulevard Saint JosephThe ocean is one of the final frontiers of exploration -we have only explored about 5% of it! Grab a diving mask or hop aboard the CKM submarine as we explore the depths of the deep blue ocean. Take a close up look at the coral reefs and learn how [...] Time:12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

GR Symphony Presents The Snowman

Date: Sat 01/04/2020
Location:DeVos Performance Hall – 303 Monroe Ave NW Grand RapidsBack by popular demand! Based on the award-winning children's book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, this concert captures a magical night for a boy and his snowman friend. Live orchestral music accompanies the Oscar-nominated 1982 movie. Join us at 2 pm for FREE pre-concert kids activities including crafts and an [...] Time:3:00 pm

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